Galaxy S6 vs. LG G4 – Which Phone Should You Buy?


If you are on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge or the LG G4, you may want to consider several factors like size, display, battery life, storage, and some more.  These are probably the two of the baddest of Android smartphone this year and here’s my recommendations based on using both of them as daily drivers for more than 2 weeks.


First, the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and LG G4 are different type of beasts.  The Galaxy S6/S6 Edge are phones considered “normal” or “small” while LG G4 certainly is a “phablet” device (5.5-inches or larger phones) that require two hands for typing (unless you are a giant).   In other words, they are two different types of devices, think of it as a cheeseburger vs. a whopper.

Now, many of you who want a one-handed operation of your smartphone may want the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge more, especially if you are coming from a smaller phone like a Galaxy S5 or Moto X.  On the other hand, if you tend to like large smartphone phablets like the Note 4 or Nexus 6, you may want to get the LG G4 as the screen on the Galaxy S6 is simply way too small.  As a phablet lover myself, I prefer the size of LG G4 and if I had to choose one device, it’s definitely going to be the LG G4 because of the size.  I just find it much harder to type on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge for a long time (and I type on my smartphone all day long) plus everything looks very small while the LG G4 gives me plenty of room to type and smaller letters on websites look much bigger.

With that said, if you don’t read rest of this review, at least I would like you to try both phones and see which size fits your hands the best and decide.  For some, it could be that they prefer the LG G4 even if you have small hands and for others, it could be that they prefer the Galaxy S6 even though you are 7-foot giant.

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Max Lee

Max Lee is the founder of Max makes Android tutorials and review videos for people who want to get high on Android over at his YouTube channel and Korean YouTube channel.

1 Response

  1. esqueue says:

    Great review. Please note that the LG G4 does support Quick Charge 2.0 but only if you purchase a compatible home/car adaptor which isn’t included.